The Samsung Galaxy A54 was one of the best-selling phones in 2023. It perfectly balances a good camera experience and a decent price with good software. In most countries, it’s a terrific value. The only real issue is the chipset (Exynos 1380), which is not good at performance and can’t game well.
The Galaxy A54 was launched in March 2023, and we expect the A55 to launch in either February or March 2024. The S24 lineup came out one month before their usual schedule in January. They might pre-pone the launch of the A series phones as well.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy A55 5G has cleared a major hurdle with FCC certification, suggesting an imminent launch in the US. Thanks to information from the certification, we can identify some information about the charging speed and connectivity.
According to the FCC listing, SM-A556E is the model number for the Galaxy A55. It’s a dual-SIM variant. It supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), and NFC. The charging speeds remain the same as its predecessor at 25W wired.
According to some earlier leaks, the Galaxy A55’s Exynos 1480 will feature a custom new powerful GPU from AMD. The Xclipse 530 GPU will mostly perform comparably to the Adreno 720 GPU on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 3. While the 7 Gen 3 is not an excellent graphic performer, this is still a major step up from the Exynos 1380, which has comparable performance to the Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 or 778G.
The Galaxy A55 will go up against phones like the new OnePlus 12R and Nothing Phone 2. The Exynos 1480 is still nowhere near the 8 Gen 2’s performance, let alone the 8+ Gen 1’s performance.
The Exynos 1480 features a 4+4 octa-core CPU cluster, with 4 performance cores at 2.75GHz and 4 efficiency cores at 2.05GHz. We’ll get two variants: one with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, the other with 8GB RAM and 256 GB. We hope the base model doesn’t have 6GB RAM since that’s underwhelming for 2024. We expect Samsung to launch this phone in March or around the end of February.